Gigaba fingers crooked priests on false registrations

2014-09-28 14:40

Crooked priests, corrupt officials and dishonest traditional leaders are among those responsible for many foreigners worming their way onto the National Population Register, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Court: Home Affairs disregarded rights

2014-09-23 12:56

Home Affairs officials acted with flagrant disregard for the human rights of Botswana national Edwin Samotse when they deported him, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Home Affairs takes action against child trafficking

2014-08-26 10:32

Child trafficking has become an increasing problem in Africa and the world, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Fatima Chohan says.

Gigaba: Immigration rules not changing

2014-07-14 14:12

The department of home affairs will not change certain points in the new immigration regulations but will deal with problems raised since their implementation, Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Gigaba: Talks on new visa laws continue

2014-07-04 10:40

Discussion on the new immigration regulations will continue and problems will be tested to prevent negative impacts on the economy, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Home Affairs studies visa ruling

2014-07-01 05:27

The department of home affairs says it has taken notice of the ruling given by the Western Cape High Court in favour of two people separated from their spouses because of immigration laws.

Gigaba: New visa regulations constitutional

2014-05-29 18:22

Controversial new visa regulations for visitors to South Africa are fully constitutional, new Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Smart ID cards ready to roll out

2014-02-01 12:09

Smart identity cards, to replace the green, bar-coded identity books are set to be rolled out to first-time applicants and pensioners, the department of home affairs says.

34 home affairs mobile units not functional

2013-11-26 12:56

With months to go before next year's elections, a spares shortage has left nearly a third of the home affairs department's mobile offices immobile, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Home affairs clamps down on fake documents

2013-10-04 09:00

Numerous mechanisms have been adopted to curb the fraudulent issuing of documents by dishonest home affairs officials, the department's director general says.


UK diplomats must apply for visas

2014-09-25 14:26

Holders of British diplomatic and official passports must apply for visas before travelling to South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Govt: Dalai Lama visa being processed

2014-09-04 11:37

A visa application by the Dalai Lama for South Africa is still being processed and has therefore not been denied as has been reported, says the international relations and co-operation department.

Parents to get 30 days to register newborns

2014-07-16 08:14

From the start of 2016, parents will have only 30 days to register their newborns or risk their child not being recognised as a citizen, it has been reported.

Court allows 'undesirable' 5-year-old to re-enter SA

2014-07-05 11:35

A 5-year-old child has been allowed to re-enter SA following an intervention by the Western Cape High Court, after being declared indefinitely undesirable, it has been reported.

900+ immigrants take Home Affairs to court

2014-07-04 09:16

Almost 1 000 immigrants have filed an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court to force the home affairs department to do its job and process their permit applications, it has been reported.

Gigaba could get jail time

2014-06-24 08:23

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba could get time in jail after he was found to be in contempt of court in a case involving a stateless man.

New immigration regulations 'unconstitutional'

2014-05-27 12:42

The country's newly gazetted immigration regulations are unconstitutional and may trigger a raft of litigation, according to a migration company.

Smart ID card applications open in February

2014-01-23 09:09

Pensioners will be able to apply for smart identity document cards from February, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Four ANN7 employees ordered to leave SA

2013-10-08 11:00

Four foreigners who trained employees of the Gupta family's ANN7 news channel have been ordered to leave South Africa as they overstepped their permit conditions.

1 in 20 asylum applications approved

2013-10-03 07:16

Only one in every 20 asylum applications received by South Africa during the past year has been approved, the home affairs department says.

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